Growing Up on Clinch River

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Xlibris Corporation, Aug 24, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
9
Early Family Life on Clinch River
11
The Hartsock Family
14
How Our Parents Met
16
Early Childhood Memories
18
Childhood Memories
20
The Great Depression
22
Death Comes to Clinch River
23
The Hobos
46
Early Morning Visitor
48
A Bible of My Own
49
The Worst Night of My Life
50
Summertime on the River
52
Death Visits Clinch River Again
54
The Scott County Fair
55
World War II
56

Early School Days
25
The Christmas Doll
27
Christmas in the Forties
29
The Christmas Gloves
30
Spring Cleaning
32
Grandma Laura and the Panther Chase
34
Fiddlers Cave
37
Skinny Dipping in Clinch River
38
The Old Country Store
39
The Candy Bandits
40
Family Fun on the River
41
Snowball the Canine Heroine
43
The Mysterious Island
57
Grandma Lauras Home Remedies
58
Grand Ole Opry Night
59
Spring Storms
61
A Childs Prayer Is Answered
62
The Santa Claus Special
64
My Sister My Friend
65
Our Cousin Ann
67
The Longest Bike Ride
68
Riding the Coal Train
70
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About the author (2010)

I was born in Scott County, VA., about two miles above Dungannon, VA We grew up on Clinch River in the house that my grandfather James Monroe (Buck) Mann built in the eighteen hundreds. My mother said that she helped him build the house. My parents were: Fairbanks Benjamin Hartsock and Martha Jane Hartsock. I have two brothers: Benjamin Claude Hartsock, Russell Hartsock and one sister Mattie Hartsock Beverly. We grew up during the "Great Depression." The days of wood and coal cook stoves,oil fireplaces,lamps and out houses. Some of the more fortunate folks had electricity running water, and telephones. We never had any of those luxuries, but we got along just fine without them. I started to school at Dungannon, Virginia when I was six years old. I won a prize in the third grade for telling the best story. It was a pretty box of handkerchiefs. I graduated from Dungannon High School in May of 1951. After graduation, I went to Kingsport, Tennessee. I worked at Intermountain Telephone Company for about two years. I married Loyde Jack Davis of Coeburn, Virginia We had one daughter and two sons. Loyde Jack passed away in February, nineteen and ninety-nine. I still live in Coeburn, Virginia I am an artist, a writer and a member of Grace Covenant Church near Coeburn, VA. I am also a member of the Kiwanis Club of Coeburn, Virginia.

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